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Pacific Garbage Patch Larger Than Thought

Floating garbage is choking the world’s oceans and it turns out that the biggest concentration, known as the great Pacific garbage patch, is much bigger than previously thought. After the latest aerial survey by the Ocean Cleanup foundation, scientists now say that the garbage patch’s core contains more than 1 trillion pieces of plastic trash, covering about 1 million square kilometers. Soon, they say, it will be visible from the space. Driven by wind and ocean currents, the Pacific...

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